According to the BBC News Website "An American woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world's longest fingernails has had them broken off in a car crash.Lee Redmond ... had not cut her nails since 1979. Their combined length was more than 28ft , the longest nail - on her right thumb - measuring 2ft 11in. Ms Redmond suffered serious injuries in the crash, but is expected to make a full recovery. Her nails were "damaged beyond repair" The GWR company said she had been a "fantastic ambassador" for them, and that her nails had been "a fundamental part of her life and unique character". "
What I want to know is
- Why would you want to grow your nails that long?
- How do you zip your jeans and knot your top with those nails?
- Is she able to feed herself?
- What do you do all day - you probably cannot type, hold a pen, prepare food, drive a car, do laundry...all I can think of is sleeping, talking and praying!
- More importantly - how do you give a hug to those you love?
Also noticed a piece in the paper today about Jammie Dodgers, those lovely dunkable biscuits from Burton's.
There is, apparently an urban myth circulating that they were first made by French villagers after a time of conflict, and passed round with the words "Jamais De Guerre"
How I wish I had read this last week, and then I could have fed them to my class as part of the French Breakfast!! On second thoughts, perhaps not - they would probably have believed me, and not understood that it was a myth.
If you are a tea&biscuit sort of person, you should check out A Nice Cup Of Tea And A Sit Down which is a website dedicated to this pursuit!
This being half term week, I plan on having lots of 'NCOTAAS' moments - although I shall endeavour to avoid too many biscuits!!
I found this lovely graphic on the Marie Claire Idees website and turned it into a Valentine's Day Card for Bob. A suitably romantic [and thrifty] ending to my French Week, I think!